Google Base service goes live

by admin November 16, 2005 at 7:16 am

Google’s mysterious Google Base service went live late on Tuesday, allowing people to post any kind of information they want for free and to provide labels to describe it so others can easily find it.

The new beta service allows people to post “all types of online and offline information and images” that will be searchable on Google Base and, depending on their relevance, may be searchable on Google Search, Froogle and Google Local, the company said.

“If you have information you want to share with others, but aren’t sure how to go about gaining an audience, Google Base is for you,” said the frequently asked questions section of the new service.

Google has no immediate plans to serve ads on Google Base, a company spokesman said. Examples given of items people might want to post include party and event planning services, recipes, a used car listing and genome of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Full article: ZDNet News